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Japanese language teaching Qualification,  New Zealand Certificate in Language Teaching  (NZCLT) for Japanese


You can learn to teach Japanese or English New Zealand and overseas !  Your ticket to a lifetime of living and travel opportunities around the globe!

One qualification in teaching Japanese and English. This is your ticket to a lifetime of living and travel opportunities. Teach in New Zealand, Japan, or everywhere else in the world.

New Zealand Certificate in Language Teaching. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have a nationally recognised qualification from NZQA and the experience to work in New Zealand and overseas in such roles as language tutors, teacher aides, or language assistants. WIE can also assist you in preparing to find employment abroad, in countries like Japan, China, South Korea, Vietnam, and others.

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Be qualified to teach English (TESOL) or other languages in New Zealand and abroad. Your ticket to limitless travel opportunities working overseas in a lucrative teaching career awaits! Teach English or your target language in New Zealand, China, Japan, Korea, Russia, or anywhere else. You’ll need this qualification to teach English and/or other languages.

This practical course aims to develop your ability to plan and deliver learner-centred lessons which respond to the language needs of learners. Build your confidence with teaching strategies and language analysis needed in the teaching context, and gain a theoretical background to your teaching methods.

Course Information

  • Programme Level: Level 5
  • Length: 20 weeks
  • Course Intakes: Feb / Jul
  • Class time: 9am - 3 pm, Monday - Thursday
  • Distance Learning Available: WIE is the only approved provider in the country to deliver this qualification online. Whilst the institute is based in Hamilton, lessons are conducted through real-time online conferencing from the comfort of your own space.

Entry Requirements

  • at least 18 years old
  • English Requirement:
    • Candidates who studied High School in NZ require at least NCEA level 2 English
    • Otherwise, IELTS Academic Score is 5.5, with no band lower than 5 or its equivalent
  • Target Language:
    • Demonstrate competence at Common European Framework of Reference C1 or above. (IELTS equivalent 6.5).
  • pass a safety check to complete the practicum component by the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014

Course Contents

  • The teaching and learning context
  • SLA theory and methodology
  • Language Analysis
  • Skills and function
  • Assessment in the language classroom
  • Lesson design
  • Materials
  • Teaching productive and receptive skills
  • Integrating grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation
  • Microteaching
  • Classroom management
  • TKT exam preparation

Certification and Pathway

Upon successfully completing this course, you will have a nationally recognised qualification from NZQA and the experience to work in New Zealand in roles such as classroom language teacher, teacher aide, language assistant, online language teacher, or language trainer.
Graduates may also undertake further study towards qualifications in language teaching at Level 6 and above

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More Information

Waikato Institute of Education
Address: Level 1, Tower Building, 48
Ward Street,
PO Box 773, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: 64 - 7 - 8382450   Fax: 64 - 7 - 838 2453